Category: 1940s

Ida Lupino’s Directing Career

Actress Ida Lupino is remembered most for her on screen performances as “Lana Carlsen” in “They Drive By Night” (1940) and “Marie” in “High Sierra” (1941). However, it is a little-known fact to some...

Hollywood’s First Motion Picture Unit

In 1940, the US Army contacted Jack Warner of Warner Bros studio requesting that the studio produce propaganda films to educate the public on certain parts of the military. Warner turned over the responsibility...

No Orchids For Miss Blandish

Catch it if you can because it is not showed very often on television, especially not in England, “No Orchids For Miss. Blandish” (1948). A film which once caught the world’s attention in sensationalism...

The Black Dahlia

Hollywood – as much as it is a glamorous place, oftentimes referred to as a state of mind and a promise land for most who want to see their dreams come true, Hollywood can...

A Determined Actress

From the time she was a little girl, Vivien asserted herself into believing that one day she would be a great actress. And become a great actress she did. It was after she recited...